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Australia to Scrap Contested Refugee Policy: Minister

World  (tags: australia, refugees, illegal immigrants, Nauru, camps, Kevin Rudd )

- 4180 days ago -
Australia's new government, making its second big policy shift in just a week in power, began Monday to scrap a controversial scheme which sent refugees to remote foreign islands for processing. The move came exactly a week after centre-left Prime Ministe


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Barb Knight (1685)
Tuesday December 11, 2007, 7:47 am
So sad....thanks Chrissy, noted.

Michael Angel (58)
Tuesday December 11, 2007, 7:55 am
About time

however you still have a strong idiotic, incompetent, fascist culture in the Department of Immigration.
Perhaps the government cuts in expenditure could start here?
what are we going to do with all the off shore detention centres like the new 60million$ one on Christmas Island.?
A new office for the Department of Immigration ?
A place where they can be locked up for a year with their kids and learn some "sensitivity" training? :)

Eternal Optimist (115)
Tuesday December 11, 2007, 5:31 pm
Noted. Thanks Cate :) Michael, you have some great ideas!
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